Imprest



[im-prest] /ˈɪm prɛst/

noun
1.
an advance of money; loan.
[im-prest] /ɪmˈprɛst/
verb, Archaic.
1.
simple past tense and past participle of 1 .
verb, Archaic.
1.
simple past tense and past participle of 2 .
[verb im-pres; noun im-pres] /verb ɪmˈprɛs; noun ˈɪm prɛs/
verb (used with object), impressed or (Archaic) imprest; impressing.
1.
to affect deeply or strongly in mind or feelings; influence in opinion:
He impressed us as a sincere young man.
2.
to fix deeply or firmly on the mind or memory, as ideas or facts:
to impress the importance of honesty on a child.
3.
to urge, as something to be remembered or done:
She impressed the need for action on them.
4.
to (a thing) into or on something.
5.
to impose a particular characteristic or quality upon (something):
The painter impressed his love of garish colors upon the landscape.
6.
to produce (a mark, figure, etc.) by ; stamp; imprint:
The king impressed his seal on the melted wax.
7.
to apply with pressure, so as to leave a mark.
8.
to subject to or mark by pressure with something.
9.
to furnish with a mark, figure, etc., by or as if by stamping.
10.
Electricity. to produce (a voltage) or cause (a voltage) to appear or be produced on a conductor, circuit, etc.
verb (used without object), impressed or (Archaic) imprest; impressing.
11.
to create a favorable ; draw attention to oneself:
a child’s behavior intended to impress.
noun
12.
the act of impressing.
13.
a mark made by or as by pressure; stamp; imprint.
14.
a distinctive character or effect imparted:
writings that bear the impress of a strong personality.
[verb im-pres; noun im-pres] /verb ɪmˈprɛs; noun ˈɪm prɛs/
verb (used with object), impressed or (Archaic) imprest; impressing.
1.
to or force into public service, as sailors.
2.
to seize or take for public use.
3.
to take or persuade into service by forceful arguments:
The neighbors were impressed into helping the family move.
noun
4.
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/ɪmˈprɛst/
noun
1.
a fund of cash from which a department or other unit pays incidental expenses, topped up periodically from central funds
2.
(mainly Brit) an advance from government funds for the performance of some public business or service
3.
(Brit) (formerly) an advance payment of wages to a sailor or soldier
verb (transitive) (ɪmˈprɛs)
1.
to make an impression on; have a strong, lasting, or favourable effect on: I am impressed by your work
2.
to produce (an imprint, etc) by pressure in or on (something): to impress a seal in wax, to impress wax with a seal
3.
(often foll by on) to stress (something to a person); urge; emphasize: to impress the danger of a situation on someone
4.
to exert pressure on; press
5.
(electronics) to apply (a voltage) to a circuit or device
noun (ˈɪmprɛs)
6.
the act or an instance of impressing
7.
a mark, imprint, or effect produced by impressing
verb (ɪmˈprɛs)
1.
to commandeer or coerce (men or things) into government service; press-gang
noun (ˈɪmprɛs)
2.
the act of commandeering or coercing into government service; impressment
v.

late 14c., “have a strong effect on the mind or heart,” from Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere “press into or upon, stamp,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + premere “to press” (see press (v.1)). Literal sense of “to apply with pressure, make a permanent image in, indent, imprint” is from early 15c. in English. Sense of “to levy for military service” is from 1590s, a meaning more from press (v.2). Related: Impressed; impressing.
n.

“act of impressing,” also “characteristic mark,” 1590s, from impress (v.).

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